Car towed? Here’s some help

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If your car is suddenly missing from the place you left it before the Thursday snow storm, it may have been towed to allow the city to plow the street.

If you suspect your car was towed in Kansas City, Mo., contact the City Tow Lot at 7750 E. Front St., Kansas City, Mo., beginning Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For more information call 816-513-0680.

Cars stuck on highways are likely towed by the Department of Transportation. Call 816-607-2000 in Missouri or 913-782-8100 in Kansas or *47 on your cell in Kansas.

In Lee’s Summit, call 816-969-7391 if you have questions about your vehicle.

Harrisonville says to call the city police non-emergency line at (816) 380-8940.

In Olathe, call 913-782-0720 or 971-7500.

In Overland Park, call 913-895-6300.

In a news release Friday morning, the Missouri Department of Transportation said it took some of the vehicles it towed to Arrowhead Stadium.

For the safety of motorists and in an effort to minimize property damage, approximately 70 abandoned vehicles were towed from Kansas City area state routes overnight by professional tow companies. It was critical for the safety of the traveling public and our crews that we get them moved out of the way quickly so we could continue to clear our major routes throughout the night,” said MoDOT Assistant District Engineer Chris Redline.

“It would have been impossible to open certain roads by this morning’s rush hour without first clearing the abandoned vehicles.
Motorists who believe their vehicle may be located here should first call MoDOT Customer Service at 816-622-6500 or 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) to verify and make pickup arrangements before proceeding to MoDOT’s Stadium Maintenance Facility located at 9141 E. 40th Terrace, Kansas City, Mo. 64133 (southeast outer road at I-70 and Blue Ridge Cutoff) or Lot 2B at the Jackson County Sports Complex.
Kansas City Police Department officers will be at the Stadium Maintenance Facility to assist today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Individuals should be prepared to show a form of personal identification.

On Friday, Kansas City Mayor Sly James said there are 6,400 lane miles of streets in Kansas City.

There are 2,700 miles of primaries or arterials, which the mayor said have all been plowed. He said 60 per cent of Kansas City, Mo., residential streets, which total about 3,700 miles, had been plowed by Thursday at 7 p.m.

FOX 4’s Nick Vasos checked with a tow company to get an idea of their tow fees.  He said he was quoted the following:

  • $100 for hookup fee
  • Additional fee if the wench is needed to get the car out of the ditch
  • $5 per mile
  • $25 storage fee


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